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slog

verb uk   /slɒɡ/ us    /slɑːɡ/ (-gg-)

slog verb (WORK HARD)

[I usually + adv/prep] mainly UK informal to work hard over a long period, especially doing work that is difficult or boring: I've been slogging away for days on this essay and I'm still not finished. [I + adv/prep] to travel or move with difficulty, for example through wet, sticky soil or snow, or when you are very tired: Despite the rain, they slogged on for another six miles.

slog verb (HIT HARD)

[T] UK to hit a ball hard and often in an uncontrolled way

slog

noun uk   /slɒɡ/ us    /slɑːɡ/

slog noun (HARD WORK)

[S] mainly UK informal a period of difficult or tiring effort: The exams were a real hard slog but I'm glad I did them. That last hill before the finishing-line was a long slog!

slog noun (HARD HIT)

[C] UK informal a very hard, and often uncontrolled hit: And that was a real slog from Kumar.
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